the gothic ivories project

Website launch

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

18.00, Research Forum South Room

medieval ivory sculpture of virgin and child
Relief, Virgin and Child, French or Netherlandish, c.1300-1350 (Detail). The Courtauld Gallery, O.1966.GP.3. Photo: The Courtauld Gallery

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Prof. John Lowden and Dr. Catherine Yvard (The Courtauld Institute of Art)

The Gothic Ivories Project, launched at the Courtauld Institute in October 2008, is an electronic catalogue bringing together images and information about Gothic ivories now scattered in collections around the world. It has been made possible by the invaluable collaboration and active support of colleagues in many museums, galleries and photographic agencies.

As a resource it will allow wide-ranging searches on iconography, provenance, origin, post-medieval repairs and replacements, modern forgeries, and many other relevant aspects.

The launch will celebrate the Gothic Ivories Project: from 15 December 2010, at least 400 objects will be accessible to all online and free of charge through the Gothic Ivories Website. The corpus will then be increased by regular uploads and it is anticipated that it will expand to include over 3,000 Gothic ivories.

The event will take the form of a presentation of the website, demonstrating how powerful a tool it will be for future research in this field.

This Project is funded by Thomson Works of Art, John Rassweiler and Paul Ruddock.

For more information about the Project, click here

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